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apex
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
the highest point of something
  • Mr Power's soft eyes went up to the apex of the lofty cone.
    Episode 6 — Hades (61% in)
  • ...his candlestick on the right corner of the mantelpiece, produced from his waistcoat a folded page of prospectus (illustrated) entitled Agendath Netaim, unfolded the same, examined it superficially, rolled it into a thin cylinder, ignited it in the candleflame, applied it when ignited to the apex of the cone till the latter reached the stage of rutilance, placed the cylinder in the basin of the candlestick disposing its unconsumed part in such a manner as to facilitate total combustion.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (57% in)

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